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BOCHET Marie
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthChambéry, FRA
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW6/8-2
Further Personal Information
Residence
France
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Institute of Political Studies of Paris: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age five. At age 11 she was identified by the French Handisport Federation as a potential elite Para athlete.
Why this sport?
She lived near the ski station Les Saisies at Areches Beaufort, France, and followed her brother into the sport.
Club / Team
Albertville Handisport: France
Name of coach
Mickael Charriere [national], FRA; Christian Femy [national], FRA; Philippe Lambert [national], FRA
Training Regime
She is based at the national training centre in Albertville, France.
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Austria
General Interest
Nicknames
Marinette ['Little Marie' because she was so young at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver]. (la-croix.com, 15 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Crocheting, cooking, hiking, spending time with friends and family. (IPC, 05 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (IPC, 05 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, and coaches Bertrand Viallet and Gaby Mollet. (les-sportives-mag.fr, 11 Apr 2017)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Italian alpine skier Alberto Tomba, Swiss alpine skier Didier Cuche. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In October 2016 she fractured the fibular head of her right knee while training in Tignes, France. She returned to training two months later. (les-sportives-mag.fr, 11 Apr 2017; ledauphine.com, 28 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." (IPC, 05 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
She was France's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She performed the same role at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Games in Sochi. (handisport.org, 05 Feb 2018; paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

In 2014 she received the Prize of the City of Paris from the Academy of Sports in France. (cdusport.com, 23 Sep 2014)

She was named Best Female Athlete of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2014)

She received the 2014 Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. (paralympic.org, 26 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win five gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 10 Mar 2018)
Impairment
She was born without her left forearm. (les-sportives-mag.fr, 11 Apr 2017)
Other information
FEMALE FIRST
In 2013 she became the first female Para alpine skier to win the downhill, super G, slalom, super combined and giant slalom at the same edition of the world championships when she triumphed in all five events in La Molina, Spain. (paralympic.org, 08 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 Downhill - Standing 1:35.58
4 2010 Slalom - Standing 2:00.12
7 2010 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:46.77
8 2010 Super-G - Standing 1:36.48
4 2010 Super Combined - Standing 2:36.14
1 2014 Downhill - Standing 1:30.72
1 2014 Super-G - Standing 1:24.20
  2014 Slalom - Standing DNF
1 2014 Super Combined - Standing 2:18.39 
1 2014 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:38.84 
1 2018 Downhill - Standing 1:30.30
1 2018 Super-G - Standing 1:32.83
  2018 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:22.92
1 2018 Slalom - Standing 1:55.46
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010/2011 Downhill - Standing 1:29.86
2 2010/2011 Super-G - Standing 1:25.48
  2010/2011 Super Combined - Standing  DNF
1 2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:23.32
1 2012/2013 Downhill - Standing 1:35.62
1 2012/2013 Super-G - Standing 1:18.94
1 2012/2013 Slalom - Standing 2:04.98
1 2012/2013 Super Combined - Standing 1:55.32
1 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:21.61
1 2014/2015 Downhill - Standing 1:32.81
1 2014/2015 Super-G - Standing 1:24.77
1 2014/2015 Super Combined - Standing 2:03.17
1 2014/2015 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:11.63 
1 2014/2015 Slalom - Standing 1:58.67 
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:16.28
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:08.92
1 2016/2017 Super Combined - Standing 2:00.63
2 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:23.13
2 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:36.54
World Cup Final
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:43.78
1 2015/2016 Giant Slalom - Standing 1:49.51
1 2015/2016 Slalom - Standing 1:22.08
1 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:16.64
1 2015/2016 Downhill - Standing 1:18.66
1 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:24.46
1 2015/2016 Super-G - Standing 1:26.53
1 2016/2017 Downhill - Standing 1:33.88
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:35.53
1 2016/2017 Super-G - Standing 1:34.38
1 2016/2017 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:18.89
1 2016/2017 Slalom - Standing 1:42.03